Adult Reading Challenge



Let’s have some fun and read together! Fairfield Public Library is excited to introduce a year-long adult reading challenge for 2022. Join in to explore different genres, discover new authors and be entered to win prizes! To complete the challenge, read just one book in each category by midnight on December 31st, 2022.

The first 100 registrants will receive a custom print journal. Everyone who registers will receive a pen. As a bonus, every month that you participate you will be entered into a monthly raffle for a $100 Fairfield Chamber of Commerce gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Public Library.

Register now and start logging!

Complete one book per month in that month’s genre. The format will be the same for every month with a new genre each month to help expand your reading. These are the genres for each month:

January 2022New Year, New You – Self-help, health and body, hobbies, New Year Resolutions
February 2022One Book One Town – Choose our new OBOT 2022 read, any of our prior choices or any book written by any of our OBOT authors!
March 2022March Madness – Sports, murders, burglaries, things people go to jail for
April 2022Choose Your Own Adventure – Travel memoirs, natural disasters, survival stories
May 2022May the Force Be With You – Science-fiction or fantasy. Do or do not, there is no try.
June 2022History: Fact or Fiction – Historical fiction, history, biographies
July 2022The Heat is On! – Romance, climate change: earth heating up
August 2022Podcast Reads – Any book mentioned in FPL’s What are You Reading podcast
September 2022Read a Banned Book – Any banned book or any classic you haven’t yet read
October 2022Creepy Books – Mystery, horror, thriller and cozy mysteries
November 2022Good Eats – Cookbooks, chef memoirs, food history, anything yum
December 2022Dysfunction Junction – Family drama, personal memoirs – feel the holiday spirit?

Up for more of a challenge?! Every month read more books in the genre to get a prize! Decide which level you wish to achieve, read the required number of books each month and redeem your prize in December! Prizes are not cumulative. One prize, per person.

The 3 reading activities are as follows:

  1. Read the genre book and record it in Beanstack. This will fulfill the bookmark requirement. If you read a book in each genre every month from January to December 2022 for a total of 12 books this will fulfill the tote bag requirement.
  2. Read the genre book along with 4 other genre titles and record them in Beanstack. If you continue to read 5 books in each genre every month from January to December 2022 for a total of 60 books this will fulfill the coffee mug requirement.
  3. Read the genre book along with 9 other genre titles and record them in Beanstack. If you continue to read 10 books in each genre every month from January to December 2022 for a total of 120 books this will fulfill the personalized sweatshirt requirement.

When all 12 months are completed you will earn bragging rights and a digital finisher’s badge. Let’s have some fun!!!


    • Do both fiction and non-fiction titles count towards the challenge?
      • Yes! Either fiction or non-fiction titles can be read for any genre unless it isn’t possible to fit the category.


    • Do audiobooks and graphic novels count in this challenge?
      • Yes! Both audiobooks and graphic novels are perfectly acceptable.


    • If I sign up for the challenge later in the year, can books I’ve already read be applied to the challenge or can I only count books that are read after I’ve officially registered?
      • Any books read between the program start and end date can be counted towards the challenge, regardless of when you register, as long as they fulfill each genre.


    • Can I read one book and apply it to multiple categories?
      • Each title you read can only fulfill a single requirement.


    • If I read a book for the challenge that I’ve already read before, does it still count?
      • Yes! If you read through a book during the challenge, it can be used, regardless of how many times you’ve read it in the past.


  • Where can I pick-up journals, pens and year-end prizes?
    • Prizes can be picked up at the Main Library or Woods Library information desks.